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This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and serves as the place from which the masses receive the Pope's weekly blessing.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in Dolce Vita in Rome
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Vatican City, Italy
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Describing the sights is not as important as describing the site: the history and specialness of place made me excited just to be there. It is a handsome place, with the double columns and St. Peter's Basilica. Of course, if we had seen the Pope,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This massive square is more a circle than a square, open at one end and facing towards Castel Sant’Angelo. As its focal point is the giant Basilica of St Peters, who’s impressive grandeur tends to overawe the spectator. St Peters square does offer the visitor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice square. Lots of visitors. Blistering hot day, sat under the fountain and chatted to an old Filipino couple. Classic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joeruzvidzo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you can get to the square (no charge or Ticket needed) on a Sunday you should see the Pope speaking from his window. On Wednesday morning, again no need to pay, you can join the audience with the Pope. There are large display screens...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank write2car
Reviewed 4 days ago

One can only imagine the thousands of people who gather here when the Pope speaks, or on other special occasions. We visited on a Tuesday in November to avoid the crowds. The view is beautiful, and the square is well designed. Bathrooms/toilets are located on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 907blaked
Reviewed 5 days ago

It doesn't matter if you are catholic or not. It doesn't even matter if you are spiritual or not, this is one of the world's great piazzas and it is well worth a visit. I have visited a number of times over more that 40...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pakabay
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place had many people even though it was raining off and on and in late October. They had part of the piazza blacked off. It is nice to just people watch and look at the surrounding buildings. Very beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed 6 days ago

St Peters Square, unless you see i with your own eyes its hard t describe how large and magnificent this square is, the architectural design, the are,the sculptures, the columns the splendor, and so ol the history, just breathtaking how his was done so long...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Antonio F T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing to walk around this iconic place. It was not terribly crowded the day we were there. We got to see the change of the Swiss guards.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Davanrn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not crowded at all in December. Everyone got in. Easy walk from Ottaviano metro station. Worst thing is the pestering people trying to sell you things or beg money. I was shocked but smoking is allowed in the square. Vaping is welcomed, too. If this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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geraldineshearer
29 April 2018|
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Response from Andy H | Reviewed this property |
Arrive as early as you can, there will be long queues. In our party, we took turns queuing and exploring (one person remains in the line, whilsts the others walk around, take pictures etc. then change). Tip: there will be... More
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Trina07
4 April 2018|
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Response from gauravb992 | Reviewed this property |
The square is an open area with no tickets. Feel free to move around without any charge.
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SivyPillay
25 January 2018|
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Response from Log140 | Reviewed this property |
My advice is expect Large crowds, It will be very Crowded , probably very hot, get there as early as possible in other words probably not a good day to visit from a tourist point of view.
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